Episode 124: Are You Ready to Share Your Story?

Jan 23, 2023

Have you ever witnessed someone sharing their hard story before they truly processed their pain? Did it seem like they were just coming across as they were angry with everyone involved in their story? Was watching their pain a painful experience for you? When you share your difficult story while you’re still grieving, it can be messy for everyone. There is a difference between telling a story and telling a hard story. That difference is timing.

In this episode, I talk about the difference between a story and a hard story and three ways to know when your story is ready to be shared. I encourage you to listen in if you think your story is a hard one.

Highlights from this episode include:

  • Telling your hard story when the time is right (1:41)
  • Knowing when your story is ready (4:03)
  • Is your story more than just you? (4:22)
  • Have you healed? (8:00)
  • Are you ready to tell your story? (12:28)

As someone who has dealt with loss and the betrayal of a friendship, I know how it feels, and it took me years to work through that. In fact, I didn’t speak about it on stage for years. So, before you go out on that stage and tell your hard story, make sure you’re speaking from your scars and not your open wounds.

I’d love it if y’all came to join the conversation in the Facebook group – Take the Stage Speakers and take a moment to share with us! If you aren’t on Facebook, find me on Instagram! I would love for you to share it with me.


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1 Comment

  1. Patricia Doucet

    Thank you so much, Mary! You speak with much compassion and understanding.